You might not think it to look at it, but this is actually an all-new car. The Subaru XV is the second outing for the company's new snappily-titled Subaru Global Platform, set to form the basis of all new future models. That all sounds great, of course, and although it looks like Subaru went to all that effort and then plonked the same car on top of it all, there are actually quite a few changes.
As if proof were needed that Subaru appear to have finally found their design mojo, the company chose to use the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to unveil this, the Subaru XV Concept.
The Subaru XV has received a number of revisions for the 2016 model year, including subtle exterior tweaks, quality upgrades for the cabin, and increased efficiency from its petrol and diesel engines.
Watch our review of the 2014 Subaru XV.
Originally launched in the UK in 2012, the Subaru XV is a sort of anti-hero for the crossover market. Revised for 2014 with engine, suspension and interior tweaks, we test Subaru's somewhat quirky answer to the burgeoning compact SUV market.
Subaru has made a series of revisions to its XV range for the 2014 model year aimed at improving ride and handling, together with changes to some interior trim.
Subaru has launched a new limited edition of its XV crossover, named the Subaru XV Black. Finished in Crystal Black Silica paint, the XV Black features £1,600 worth of goodies for only £1,000 extra.
The Subaru XV has received a £2,300 price cut across the range. The company says the reduction has been possible thanks to favourable currency exchange rates. Prices now start from £18,995 for the 1.6 S.
All Subaru XV 1.6-litre petrol models have had their price reduced by £1,300, while the 2.0 diesel models are now available with 0% finance over three years until 30th June 2013.
Subaru today unveiled the new Subaru XV as a world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show. The fundamental product concept that Subaru adopted for the XV is “Urban Adventure.”